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In preparing for my trip to Thailand I'm looking for a solid 1 1/2 person tent that is a good value for the money. I'll try and get it used but if necessary I'll buy it new as I don't expect it to be overly expensive. This tent will only need to stand up to 4-6 weeks of use, but I really hate to buy throw away items. Originally I was going to go with Nemo Meta 2p but as I have some time I thought I'd look around and ask advice as all of my tents are 4 season tents. I know nothing of newer tents as my collection mainly consists of vintage tents. The tent will need to have the following qualities:
1) Enough room for me and my gear which will be a Bora 80 backpack and enough room to at least move around in.
2) It needs to be natural colors and not bright colors that stand out as I will be camping in many spots where I do not necessarily want to stand out and this my include stealth camping.
3)As light weight as possible but it must be able to stand up to some rain (I am going in the off season regarding rain)and the tent must have an attached floor. I can make a sub floor and a foot print about to Tyvek but it must have an attached floor.
4)As I will be in mosquito country and trying not to get bit, I'm very apprehensive about light weight netting even on a double wall tent. It seems to me that tent material is much more sturdy than netting. Your thoughts on the matter would be appreciated.
5)I would prefer to not have a vestibule unless it has an attached floor as poisonous creepy crawlies abound in Southeast Asia.
6) I was thinking of the Nemo Meta 2p, but this tent my have to much space for what I need to set up camp in smaller spaces when stealth camping.
Your thoughts on the matter would be appreciated